Monday, May 5, 2008

My First Blog!

Welcome to my first post~ this has been an amazing, fun, challenging and Spirit-led year for me and I am so excited about photographing! I have always loved cameras, and I can remember when I was about 10 years old, my mom came across her grandfather's antique film camera and told me he was a photographer...I have been intrigued by the process ever since. I took some photography classes in high school and college, but always considered photography my hobby, since I couldn't justify spending money on equipment and film. Thank goodness for the digital age!  Technology has jumped ten fold just in the past five years and the quality improves right along with it. Even so, I never really thought I would have the opportunity to dive into photography as my next step from mommy-world back into the business world until late last summer. 

I will be blogging more in the weeks to come and sharing more about how God has been leading, challenging and providing for this new journey.  

In the meantime, I feel so blessed to have wonderful friends who let me have fun with their kids while trying to figure out my equipment! Here are a few of my favorites from the past few weeks~ enjoy!


  1. Found you! I saw your post on our sabbatical blog (thanks!) and checked you out to discover you had just started your blog. Congratulations and the pics are great. Wishing you lots of joy and discovery as yiew life through the lens of a camera and share it with others. Gene

  2. Yeah! Hoping to see more of your AWESOME work! Guess I asked at the right time...:-) Karen


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Photo gallery website for proofing and additional info: 

Circle of Life Photography's page on Facebook~ Click HERE to add this page to your favorites!

Michelle Miller allowed me to link to her brilliant post about the art of photographing ... I simply cannot say it better myself! Click HERE to read the post.

Giving Back~ Organizations supported by Circle of Life Photography

In giving back, Circle of Life Photography's main goal is to help those experiencing extreme poverty and nourishing them with food, shelter and spiritual guidance. Education is a big part of helping people learn how to help themselves and change the downward spiral of poverty for a better future for themselves and their children. Locally, a more tangible way of giving back is through using my photography gifts to serve others who are experiencing crisis (see NILMDTS and Pillows of Love.)

Compassion International~ Haiti's Child Survival Project

In 2011-12, Circle of Life Photography makes a monthly $30 donation to the non-profit organization, Compassion International, whose goal is to change Haiti through the rescue, nuture and discipling of children during the critical early childhood years.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart for families overcome by the grief and pain of the death of their newborn or infant. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. I am an active NILMDTS volunteer photographer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Lancaster Women & Babies Hospital.

Joni & Friends Family Retreat

I am honored to be a volunteer photographer at the Joni & Friends Family Retreat in the Poconos (Spruce Lake Retreat) for a week each summer (click here for past blog post.) Joni & Friends seeks to serve as a ministry of outreach to people with disabilities and their families across the US and around the world. Families from around the country attend Family Retreats seeking relaxation, encouragement and a time to strengthen their family.